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Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting U.S. and some European airlines to suspend flights to Tel Aviv in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 1:53 PM

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK
LONDON (AP) -- Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.... 7/22/2014 1:51 PM

Air France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.... 7/22/2014 1:35 PM

Egypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years.... 7/22/2014 1:31 PM


BERLIN (AP) -- European airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns.... 7/22/2014 1:26 PM

Infighting as split emerges among Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian activist group and rebels say there's infighting between rebel groups seeking the overthrow of President Bashar Assad.... 7/22/2014 1:23 PM

Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools
LONDON (AP) -- A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization.... 7/22/2014 1:23 PM

Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region's largest stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years.... 7/22/2014 1:17 PM

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.... 7/22/2014 1:11 PM

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes
LONDON (AP) -- Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday.... 7/22/2014 1:06 PM

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia
PARIS (AP) -- France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 12:57 PM

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos
BERLIN (AP) -- The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries.... 7/22/2014 12:57 PM

Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens
MILAN (AP) -- Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold of a smuggling boat.... 7/22/2014 12:57 PM

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."... 7/22/2014 12:55 PM

Minibus crash in France kills 5 children, 1 adult
PARIS (AP) -- The collision of a truck and a minibus near the northeastern French city of Troyes has left six people dead, including five children.... 7/22/2014 12:42 PM

Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.... 7/22/2014 12:39 PM

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.... 7/22/2014 12:26 PM

Global stocks recover as plane tensions ease
LONDON (AP) -- Global stocks rallied Tuesday amid more solid U.S. earnings reports and as the bodies of those killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash reached Ukrainian government-controlled territory.... 7/22/2014 12:19 PM

Thailand's junta adopts interim constitution
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand adopted a temporary constitution on Tuesday, taking its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. But the charter's clauses allow the ruling junta to continue to hold substantial power even after an interim Cabinet and legislature take office.... 7/22/2014 12:13 PM

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the nation's people.... 7/22/2014 12:08 PM